one way flights vs return tickets

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1. Posted by Goatherd (Budding Member 12 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

hi guys,

i'm travelling to south america in september / october and want to spend as long as possible around the continent (i have recently set on the journey of english teaching and have completed an intro to tefl). i am hoping to be there over 12 months.

my dilemma is how to approach the flights. i am tempted to get a one way ticket, but have heard it's expensive to get flights from south america to europe. i've just discovered aero sur and comet air, so i have an understanding of the prices on offer.

the alternative is get a return flight from england. i have the added security that i can get home within the year if things go wrong. but its a waste of valuable cash if i don't use it.

has anyone experience of travelling to south america one way? what are the implications, if any, of getting into countries without an onward ticket?


2. Posted by edros1607 (Budding Member 12 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

When I travelled I purchased a multi stop ticket which worked out reasonably cheap.
If you want to purchase a one way ticket I don't think that you will have any problems, my ticket was not checked at immigration in any of the countries that I stopped in.